We took CKY skateboarding in London

CKY at South Bank Skate Park
CKY at South Bank Skate Park (Image credit: Derek Bremner)

CKY are no strangers to skate culture, having spent the early part of their career soundtracking skate videos and of course the connection to Bam Margera and Jackass. But what attracted the CKY guys to skateboarding in the first place and how important was that relationship with the world of skateboarding to their success?

We headed to London’s iconic South Bank Skate Park with the the band to find out.

(Image credit: Derek Bremner)

Following an early afternoon session at the park, we talk to CKY about their debut releases only being available in skate shops, being signed to skate/surf brand Volcom, and hooking up with Tony Hawk for video game soundtracks and tours.

And while the band’s hardcore skating days might be behind them, they still managed a kickflip or two!

CKY’s new album The Phoenix is out June 16 via Long Branch Records, and is available to pre-order now from iTunes (opens in new tab).

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Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.